Thursday, February 26, 2009

How many books can I check out?

At Taylor, second through fifth graders are allowed to check out three books, first graders are able to check out two books, and Kindergarteners are able to check out one book. All books are checked out for two weeks but may always be returned sooner.

When is my book due?

Your library book is due when you've read it through! If you are finished with your book you may return it and get a new one. Our library system considers a book overdue after two weeks. We send out overdue notices on Mondays to help you remember to look for those overdue books. If a book has not been returned after one month, your check out privileges may be suspended. Remember, you can always bring your book back to the library and renew it for two more weeks if you're not finished reading it. Thank you for keeping up with your library books!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lights, Camera, Book Fair!

The Book Fair came to the Taylor library last week! There were many fun events during the week. On Monday morning Geronimo Stilton visited during GMT to help promote the Book Fair. Monday evening the Book Fair was open during the PTA movie night. Tuesday through Thursday we had VIP lunches where students invited Very Important People in their lives to come and eat lunch with them and shop the Book Fair afterwards. On Friday the winner of the estimation contest from each class was announced with each student winning a free poster. Thank you so much to Susan Moore and all of the Book Fair moms who worked so hard to make the Book Fair a huge success! The Book Fair is a wonderful fundraiser that not only raises money for the PTA and library, but exposes our students to the excitement of brand new books!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bluebonnet Party

We held the Bluebonnet parties for third, fourth, and fifth grades on the morning of February 13, 2009. The students had a great time, and so did I! As they entered the science lab, the party decorations revealed which book was the overall Texas Bluebonnet winner for this year: One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice. The students enjoyed blue frosted Krispy Kreme doughnuts and blue drinks. Students were able to have their faces painted with a bluebonnet. We played two games based on the winning book One Potato, Two Potato. Students attempted to throw a gold coin in a black pot to win a free paperback book. Then they played two rounds of hot potato with both of the winners also choosing a free book. At the end of the party each student was able to choose a free paperback book, a pencil, and a bookmark with the new Bluebonnet list on it.

Bluebonnet Voting

We held our Bluebonnet voting on January 26, 2009. Eighty-three third through fifth graders who turned in their Bluebonnet forms were able to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet book. The students were very excited to find out which book was the winner for our school. After all of the votes were tallied, The Incredible Invention of Hugo Cabret won with 21 votes.